I've been living in HK for two years now and am considering moving for my final year here.
I understand that most leases have break-clauses. My current lease states that I can break it after the 12-month expiration with two months' notice (irrelevant for this lease as I will be leaving at the 2 year expiration).
My question for my future lease signing: does this mean I can break the lease AT the 12 month point if I give notice at month 10? Or does it mean that I can move out at month 14 with 2 months' notice?
I want to make sure about this because by the time I move, I will only have 14 months remaining on my employment contract and I'm planning to return home - so I will need to break it. I don't want to be trapped in a lease I can't get out of! (I'm also signing a direct-owner lease, so there's no agent to clarify this for me.)